That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story

That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story

by Marlena de Blasi
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That Summer In Sicily 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Lianna1 More than 1 year ago
Unlike her other stories, this one does not chronical the lives of Marlena De Blasi and her husband Fernando and their adventures living in Italy, but brings us the compelling story of two other protagonists weaving a touching story of their lives, loves, and loss. We are drawn into the story of Tosca and her "Prince" and follow their lives through social upheaval, war, and his defiance of the local mafia which costs the lovers dearly. De Blasi's writing is rich in folklore and imagery, taking the reader into the lives of the Sicilian peasants and gentry she writes so movingly about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. The smell of the foods, the heat of the sun, and the blue of the sky. I experienced it all. This book feels like it was rolled over and over in the author's mind until the wording was perfect. And oh yes, it was perfect.
Cathie50 More than 1 year ago
I am not sure what I was expecting, when I found this book, but I was quite surprised at the storytelling that actually became the center of the story. The book was well written, and the actual "story within a story" was great. It felt as if the story was moving a little slow at times, but I didn't mind, because it was exactly the way I would think a story would be told, in the Summer, in Sicily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was my book club selection. It was a very satisfying and interesting story. Characters and locations were very vivid and story line kept you turning the pages. Had never heard of the author but will read other books by her. Good summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
De Blasi's first novel remains one of my all-time favorite, read again and again, "lite reads." In it, she artfully writes about Venice, new love, fashion, Italian markets and their shopkeepers. Progressively, her sequels seem to lose the passion of A Thousand Days in Venice until the hopeful reader gets to That Summer in Sicily. With forced attention, the reader plows through one predictable chapter after another until at last the reader declares, "Totally disappointing!"
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Non fiction from fiction despite the receipes and even the blurbs seem unable to i d the genre in apparently three year cycles of moving somewhere else. This fairy tale life seems an accurate descriotion a light summer fantasy a porch read and leave it for the next one
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vgd More than 1 year ago
Marlena's Best Book. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not even get past the first 50 pages....totally boring
travelreads More than 1 year ago
Nice book for a flight or beach. It is a little different from what I usually read and was my first ebook. Not bad...but not my favoorite.